Assistant Manager:

Barton County Feeders in Ellinwood, KS, a subsidiary of Innovative Livestock Services, Inc., is searching for a motivated, professional individual to assist in managing a large cattle feeding operation.

Benefits include:

Competitive pay, commensurate with experience
Company paid health, dental & vision insurance for employee
401(k) with company matching
Holiday pay and a great PTO plan

Qualified candidates may apply online at


Job Description

Summary: Work closely with the location manager to assist in supervising and coordinating activities of workers engaged in the daily operation of feeding and caring for cattle.



  • Working knowledge of cattle feeding industry
  • Animal husbandry skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to perform basic math functions and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, etc.


  • Undergraduate degree or at least 5 years of industry experience
  • Working knowledge of Word Processing software, Spreadsheet software, feed yard software, and Internet software
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)

Duties and Responsibilities may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists in management of 2 – 3 subordinate supervisors who supervise 5 – 10 non-supervisory employees.
  • Shares responsibility for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of animal health, feeding, and maintenance operations
  • Direct supervisor responsibilities include; interviewing, hiring, scheduling, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; performance appraisal, rewarding, and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Examines livestock to determine effectiveness of disease control and collaborates with consulting veterinarian to take corrective action and rectify deficiencies.
  • Support, coordinate, and direct low-stress cattle handling; ensure that no animal leaves the facility without meeting applicable withdrawals by maintaining thorough and accurate records.
  • Maintain and manage accurate inventory levels of cattle, pharmaceuticals, and feed ingredients.
  • Promote a safe and healthy work environment by assisting with regular safety training and coaching.
  • Assist with monitoring cattle intakes and assigning daily feed distribution by following guidelines issued by consulting nutritionist.
  • This position does require some customer contact at times and will include 20% office time and 80% outside time.